Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU)

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MVSU is a historically black college found in Itta Bena, MS. There are around 2,400 students enrolled per year at MVSU.

A large majority of students at MVSU scored between 16 (25th percentile) - 21 (75th percentile) on the ACT exam. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the MVSU average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.71 - 3.04. This school has an acceptance rate of around 65 percent with 18 percent of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .mvsu.edu.

Overall MVSU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Mississippi Valley State University was reported as 65.1% in Fall 2020 with over 2,840 college applications submitted to MVSU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • MVSU ACT Scores: 16 - 21
  • MVSU Average GPA: 2.71 - 3.04

How Hard Is It to Get into Mississippi Valley State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into MVSU, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Mississippi Valley State University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 84.5%
  • 2017-2018: 86.3%
  • 2018-2019: 86.3%
  • 2019-2020: 65.1%
  • Projected MVSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 72.2%

How Does MVSU Compare?

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The acceptance rate for MVSU is fifteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Delta State University94.0%
Tougaloo College70.7%
Mississippi College42.0%
Millsaps College68.8%
Belhaven University49.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to MVSU (Fall 2020)

ACT®Score Range
English14 - 17
Math16 - 17
Composite Score16 - 21
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